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At Hafrsfjord we find the monument Swords in Rock. It was here Harald Harfagre fought a battle that united Norway into one kingdom in 872 AD. The monument represents peace, unity and freedom. The Viking swords' hilts are modelled on swords found in...more
Mollebukta, Stavanger 4042, Norway
+47 04005
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All reviews small beach beautiful monument worth a stop impressive sight photo opportunity norwegian history city centre sunny day take photos nice walk visiting stavanger cruise ship battle harald king fjell picnic
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I went here catching the number 16 bus from stop 20 near raddison blu Atlantic. It took only 16min to get there and then a short walk. Caught the same bus back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Natasha B
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We have walked down using GPS from the Iron age farm by foot. Majestic as we caught the first glimps of it. Rain started to fall rather heavily, and a 10 minute walk to the bus stop made us soaking wet. On our way back,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marta D
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Its a different kind of structure - iron swords - which mark an important battle. Nice water view - can do this site in 15-20 min.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Popular, easy-to-get-to, beautiful, and well worth a visit! Nice place to stop by with out-of-town visitors for some classic picture opportunities.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank christinaf350
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The view from this site is beautiful overlooking the water. The site itself, three sword sculptures with their hilts in the air is nothing special. If you have just a little time in Stavanger, I would skip this and spend more time in the old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited here whilst on our coach tour. It was drizzling outside so not many of us got off the coach as was quite slippery. Lovely monument to see and the views across the lake are stunning... Highly recommend 😁

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Toyah1
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location and an inspiring monument. I was glad we were on a guided tour as there wasn’t much signage visible to explain the significance or history behind the swords. Worth visiting and given the time a good picnic location.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michelle2320
Reviewed 10 August 2018

we thought they were bigger, but still, a captivating sight by the sea. Not much around, but bronze sculpture was a stunning piece and made you look up the history of Harald Fairhair and those of Norway.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Was taken here by an organized shore excursion and this is a must see if you are traveling to or past Stavanger and the history behind these swords is worth finding out, you can swim in the water around the swords and is a great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We were on a cruise ship & had been on a excursion in the morning to Pulpit Rock. We like to take photos and our time was limited so We found ourselves a cab driver & negotiated a Fair price for him to take us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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1 February 2019|
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Response from jimmymlamb | Reviewed this property |
Google Maps says the #16 bus is the most direct. You’ll have to walk from the cruise ship area to the Stavanger S bus station. About 15 mins later it drops you off about 400m shy of your destination which you’ll finish on... More
1 February 2019|
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Response from andebyend | Reviewed this property |
I’d say it’s a little far to walk with busy traffic next to you, although it’s doable. I you have a car, that would be your best bet, alternatively you can take a bus. It isn’t too far from the city center, 10-15 minutes... More
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Response from Debbie G | Reviewed this property |
I could be wrong but I think it’s free. Only because I saw people coming out of the cars and walking over. We were on a coach and the driver parked and waited. There was also a little bit of an off road parking bit too... More